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Volvo Ocean Race: Leader close to Fernando - new record in the offing? *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 3:29 AM Sat 25 Oct 2014 GMT
With less than a day left to reach the turning mark at Fernando de Nonoha, 220nm off the coast of Brazil, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing has retained the lead she built in the Doldrums. She is unlikely to be headed, although the second boat on the water, Team Brunel is projected to be less than an hour behind at Fernando ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Leaders pass Fernando and head for Cape Town *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 8:04 PM Fri 24 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race Control reports that the lead boats in the 40,000nm race have rounded, or rather passed, the turning point off Fernando de Noronha. They are now proceeding down the Brazilian coast, to round the back of the South Atlantic high pressure zone , and have what is expected to be a fast ride to the Leg 1 finish in Cape Town. ...
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PIC Coastal Classic: TeamVodafoneSailing smashes course record *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 2:13 AM Fri 24 Oct 2014 GMT
As predicted in last night's preview in Sail-World, the ORMA 60 TeamVodafone Sailing has set a new course record for the 119nm course in the PIC Coastal Classic. ...
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Ben Ainslie Racing foiling on the Solent + Video *Feature By Sarah Alexander, , 9:47 PM Wed 22 Oct 2014 GMT
Today, Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) took to the water for the first time from their temporary base in Southampton, sailing their foiling AC45. The boat originally raced under BAR colours during the America’s Cup World Series in 2012-13, and has subsequently been modified to fly on hydrofoils. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Blogs from the Boats - Leg 1, Day 10 plus Videos *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.nz/com, , 11:36 AM Wed 22 Oct 2014 GMT
Several of the On Board Reporters aboard, provide their unique views of Leg 1, Day 10 of the Volvo Ocean Race - in text, images and video: You know when you try to stick two positive magnets together and regardless as to how close you get them they never touch? Well, the ITCZ is a bit like that. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 1 turns inside out in Doldums *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 8:09 AM Wed 22 Oct 2014 GMT
As reported earlier Leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race would seem to have gone from being a tightly fought contest to being a procession to Cape Town. Even though only 40% of the course has been sailed, the distance between the boats are significant (other than the two lead boats) and look set to increase. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Big gains for two boats in Doldrums *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 9:29 PM Tue 21 Oct 2014 GMT
Two boats have made big gains in the Doldrums, with the western-most competitors apparently not stopping and sailing though the convergence zone between northern and southern hemispheres, without dropping below 8kts. Team Brunel and Abh Dhabi Ocean Racing have both made big gains on the rest of the fleet - and the two easternmost boats - Team Vestas Wind and Mapfre, in particular. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Blogs from the Boats - Leg 1, Day 9 plus Videos *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.nz/com, , 11:25 AM Tue 21 Oct 2014 GMT
Several of the On Board Reporters aboard, provide their unique views of Leg 1, Day 9 of the Volvo Ocean Race - in text, images and video. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Fleet charges the door of the Doldrums Casino *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 9:44 PM Mon 20 Oct 2014 GMT
The Volvo Ocean Race has lifted intensity again on Day 9 with the fleet spread across 100nm of ocean and charging in a line for the turning point of Fernando de Noronha, 220nm off the Brazilian coast. ...
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Farr 40 Worlds: Images from the Final day in San Francisco *Feature By Ellen Hoke, , 11:03 AM Mon 20 Oct 2014 GMT
Photographer Ellen Hoke was on the water at the Farr 40 Worlds sailed from the St Francis Yacht Club, San Francisco, and provided this gallery of images from the Final Day - Day 4 ...
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Farr 40 Worlds: Images from Day 2 in San Francisco *Feature By Ellen Hoke, , 10:50 AM Mon 20 Oct 2014 GMT
Photographer Ellen Hoke was on the water at the Farr 40 Worlds sailed from the St Francis Yacht Club, San Francisco, and provided this gallery of images from Day 2 ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng loses lead, anyone's race ahead of Doldrums *Feature By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, , 8:55 AM Mon 20 Oct 2014 GMT
The Chinese entry Donfeng Race Team, has lost her lead on Day 9 of the Volvo Ocean Race, with boats on the east and western side of the course threatening. Two hours before the most recent sked at 0640hrs UTC, Dongfeng was still being listed by Volvo Ocean Race as the leader. But Team Brunel is now listed as the leader, but on a time taken projection basis, Team Brunel is fifth. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Blogs from the Boats - Leg 1, Day 8 plus Videos *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.nz/com, , 3:43 AM Mon 20 Oct 2014 GMT
Several of the On Board Reporters aboard, provide their unique views of Leg 1, Day 8 of the Volvo Ocean Race - in text, images and video. Catch a birthday at sea on board Team Brunel, and unravel the fishing net with Team SCA Hear and see how the crews coped with the front that came through in the nigh ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng consolidates lead on Day 8 *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 9:51 PM Sun 19 Oct 2014 GMT
After cutting between the Cape Verde islands, separating from the rest of the Volvo Ocean Race fleet, Chinese entry, Dongfeng gained an initial significant lead, which they are in the process of consolidating. One routing option for the then race leader Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, gave the team the option of cutting inside the island group, they are close to the optimum course for Fernando off Brazil ...
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Farr 40 Worlds: Day 4 Image and Video gallery *Feature By John Navas, , 12:51 PM Sun 19 Oct 2014 GMT
Top videographer and photographer, John Navas, was on the water for the final day of the Farr 40 Worlds being sailed on San Francisco. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng regains lead after incident packed Day 7 *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 9:37 PM Sat 18 Oct 2014 GMT
The Chinese flagged entry, Dongfeng Race Team has regained the lead at the end of Day 7 in the Volvo Ocean Race. Course routing from Predictwind shows that the race leader is just five days away from the turning point of Fernanado, Brazil. Includes latest 'Inside Track' video ...
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Farr 40 Worlds: Day 2 Image and Video gallery *Feature By John Navas, , 11:25 AM Fri 17 Oct 2014 GMT
Top videographer and photographer, John Navas, was on the water for the second day of the Farr 40 Worlds being sailed on San Francisco. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Passing inside the Canary Islands *Feature By Richard Gladwell, , 7:39 PM Wed 15 Oct 2014 GMT
The Volvo Ocean Race fleet remains tightly bunched amongst the front runners at least, as the sail downwind inside the Canary Islands. Travelling at speeds calculated to be 12kts in a similar windstrength, they face some interesting routing choices, before the breeze stabilises again. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Blogs from the Boats - Leg 1, Day 3 plus Videos *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.nz/com, , 3:00 AM Wed 15 Oct 2014 GMT
Several of the On Board Reporters aboard the Volvo Ocean Race Feet, provide their unique views of Leg 1, Day 3 of the Volvo Ocean Race - in text, images and video Hear and see how the crews coped with the front that came through in the night ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: A change of tack towards the coast *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 5:29 AM Tue 14 Oct 2014 GMT
The break out by three competitors to head west in the Volvo Ocean Race ended around midnight, when the fleet changed course to head for the African coast. Latest route optimization from Predictwind recommends navigators to hug the African coast and ride the breezes driven by the heat of the deserts inland. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Blogs from the Boats - Leg 1, Day 2 plus Videos *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.nz/com, , 1:21 AM Tue 14 Oct 2014 GMT
Several of the On Board Reporters aboard the Volvo Ocean Race Feet, provide their unique views of Leg 1, Day 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race - in text, images and video ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Vestas leads on paper, Team SCA ahead on the water *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 6:55 PM Mon 13 Oct 2014 GMT
For the next week or so we expect the debate over who really leads the Volvo Ocean Race to continue. The womens crew of Team SCA, who were first to exit the Straits of Gibraltar (and were almost an hour ahead of the second boat Team Vestas Wind), still lead the race, and are 21 minutes ahead of the listed race leader. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Blogs from the Boats - Leg 1, Day 1 plus Videos *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.nz/com, , 7:40 AM Mon 13 Oct 2014 GMT
Several of the On Board Reporters aboard the Volvo Ocean Race Feet, provide their unique views of Leg 1, Day 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race - in text, images and video ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Womens crew lead fleet by big margin past Gibraltar *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 3:04 AM Mon 13 Oct 2014 GMT
The all-womens crew of Team SCA have led the other six male crewed boats through the Straits of Gibraltar - the first major milestone of the Volvo Ocean Race. A daring split with the fleet paid a big dividend for the womens crew and they picked up a handy lead of around 5nm, sailing in a 12kt breeze which looks set to hold through the Staits which mark the entrance to the Mediterranean. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Day 2 Mapfre takes over lead 50nm from Rock *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 8:35 PM Sun 12 Oct 2014 GMT
With about 50nm to sail to reach the Straits of Gibraltar, Spain's Mapfre has taken over the front running and holds small lead of less than a mile over three other boats at 1840hrs UTC on Day 2. Team Vestas Wind and Mapfre led until midday, reaching Cabo de Gata in first place. At around 1200 local time the wind dropped. Team Alimedica was reported to be leading, at 1730hrs ...
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